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Old 08-03-2011, 03:49 PM   #1
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Default Grandpa's gun, check it out

This was my great grandfathers gun. It has been handed down to me by my grandfather. Its a 10 Ga Parker Brothers double barrel. Apparently he was right handed and blind in his right eye. Pretty unique gun, in great shape. I still have the paper 10 gauge shells, but wouldnt dare shoot it......
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Old 08-03-2011, 03:56 PM   #2
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that thing is fricken awesome.....
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Very, very, very cool ... and the history of it makes it even that much cooler!!! Thanks for sharing.
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is that factory or did he do it himself?
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FM, I just had to rip and post this at TFL!!! Follow their discussion if you wish...
http://thefiringline.com/forums/show...22#post4686122

Hope you don't mind... But too fine a gun to just share here!

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that is a sweet piece... when i get home from Erik's place I'll take pictures of "the monster".. my kids hurloom piece.... a handmade piece
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First reply at TFL was educational for me at least...
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It's called a Crossover stock, Brent. Not common, but not unknown either.
I know slight "off center" is called "cast" but didn't know this has a term all it's own...

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It is hard to tell of it was factory. The markings looks like it was. If it was hand made, they done a hell of a job. I will post more pics of the bend. I have had this gun for 10 years, always wondered what it was worth. Just dont let it out much...
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Since Parker has always been a finer arm... I am guessing that the gun would have been tailor fit and custom ordered from new...

The gun was already high dollar and to modify the works and hand build new furniture would have broke all but the wealthiest shooters.

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That is a very interesting piece.
I would suggest that you should also get as much documentation as you can on the gun & all previous owners and how the gun came to each person, then have it notarized. Even with pictures of your grandfathers if possible.
This would not only vastly increase the collector value of the piece, but be very interesting to future generations.
I mention this as I have some antique pieces I inherited from my father & grandfather, but I know very little about them as I & they were always too busy to write anything down. Now I have forgotten which story goes with which gun & both my dad & granddad have past long ago & now there is no one to ask.
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